Careers

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? We would love to hear from you if you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued.

Unison offers staff a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to the earnings of eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • Five weeks of annual leave
  • 17.5% leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of Government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Unison offers positions to people based on merit. Staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities match the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), and the LGBTIQ+ communities, to join our workforce.

Current employment opportunities:

Private Rental Access Worker

About the role

The Private Rental Access (PRA) worker will work as part of a small team to secure head leased properties from the private rental market and social housing owned or managed by Unison and to manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA). 

Reporting to the Team Leader, this role plays a key part in Unison’s partnership with Melbourne City Mission (MCM) and cohealth, to deliver the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions of our homelessness services.

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team.

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

On Offer

  • Full-Time - Fixed Term role for 12 months.
  • Salary $76,320.27 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prapw@unison.org.au.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately. This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Project Administrator

Salary package $98K+ (inclusive of superannuation)

An exciting opportunity is available for a Project Administrator in the Asset Management Team of a leading social and affordable housing organisation.

About the role 

This role supports the delivery of strategic asset management and capital works projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of maintenance and construction activities and liaison with external contractors undertaking the work
  • Preparation of funding, procurement and contract documentation
  • Administrative support for procurement and contract management
  • Maintenance of asset register and other information systems

 About you

Our ideal candidate will have experience and/or a strong interest working in applying their administrative skills in the community services sector with an understanding of the culture of the not-for-profit sector, as well as:

  • Tertiary qualifications in property related field or business administration (desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to take responsibility for achieving work goals
  • A proactive, solution orientated mindset
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  On Offer

  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program 

 Closing Date - 29 August 2022

 To Apply 

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

 Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.


*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.
*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Team Leader - Property Management

About the role

The Team Leader reports to the Manager, Place Management and will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within our social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

You will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

About you

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Agent representative certificate or willingness to complete one.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Residential Tenancies Act and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Real Estate database experience
  • Department of Health and Human Services  - Tenancy Services experience preferred
  • Experience leading a Team within a housing based organisation
  • An understanding of Social Housing
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms

 On Offer

  • Fixed term (12 months), Full-time role
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 To Apply

 Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au

  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Place Manager (Patch 1)

About the role 

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours 
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-time and Part-time positions
  • Salary $79,830 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply 

  • Sign the full Position Description below and send your application addressing Key Selection Criteria to careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. 

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Place Manager, Patch 10

About the role 

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours 
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-time and Part-time positions
  • Salary $79,830 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply 

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Property Manager

About the role 

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours 
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-time position
  • Salary $79,830 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply 

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing Key Selection Criteria to careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. 

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.